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Name: Rebecca Romero

Age: 28

From: Twickenham, London

Disciplines: Track (pursuit and points race)

Career synopsis: Rebecca Romero started her career as a rower winning the 2005 World Championships before retiring from competition due to back injuries in 2006. She then took up track cycling with rapid success and will be a key rider in the women?s pursuit and points teams in Beijing.

Titles held: 2005 World Rowing Champion (Quadruple Sculls); 2008 World Champion individual pursuit; 2008 World Champion team pursuit; 2006 British Time Trial Champion.

Two things you didn?t know about… She was born to an English mother and a Spanish father and the first time she climbed upon a track bike, she fell off.

Olympic Games 2008